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Senior Excess Casualty Underwriter - Wholesale


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Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, we have over 148 years of experience, serve more than 25 industries, and insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Zurich strives to provide ongoing career development opportunities so you can reach your full potential and foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. With the support of people like you, we are optimistic about leading the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our people, our customers and the communities we serve.


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Zurich Insurance is currently looking for a Senior Excess Casualty Underwriter to support our growing Wholesale Umbrella/Excess business.  This is a market-facing position based in our Atlanta office.

The ideal candidate will have Excess Casualty underwriting background with well-developed technical expertise and marketing skills and preferably experience working with Wholesale Brokers and/or Excess & Surplus business. The position requires travel to support our business in the East and Southeast Regions.

As a member of Zurich’s Underwriting Team, you will enjoy opportunities for career development as you hone your underwriting and sales execution skills.  Specifically, you will be responsible for selecting, underwriting, pricing and growing profitable umbrella and excess business with your assigned brokers.   

 Responsibilities Include:

  • Generating, underwriting, and analyzing Umbrella/Excess Policies 
  • Market facing and production within Wholesale Casualty
  • Administering and monitoring underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules 
  • Developing and maintaining agency and broker relationships
  • Working within broad limits and authorities on complex risks 
  • Cross-Sells other lines of business to increase Zurich product density with the account

 Senior Level Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area 
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in Underwriting or Market Facing area 
  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in Claims or Underwriting Support area
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory guidelines 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 
  • Experience working within time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced team environment 

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Existing broker relationships in the assigned territory 
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating skills
  • Demonstrates presentation skills and a solutions and service orientation
  • Knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines


As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 


Location(s): AM - Atlanta

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time

Hiring Manager name: Matthew Hunt 

Recruiter name: Jason Johnson

Reward Level: 6T

Division:Large Casualty

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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